Across the United Kingdom, 53% of heroin users secure professional treatment for addictions via private and NHS rehabs each year.
Though completing treatment within private drug and alcohol rehab is essential, in some instances, additional support and help is required to ensure that individuals affected by heroin addictions can maintain their recovery.
To ensure that additional support can be acquired, many charities host heroin support groups. These support groups can be attended by individuals recovering from heroin addictions and those affected by someone else’s addiction.
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Heroin Support Groups
Heroin support groups continue to provide a safe space for individuals recovering from heroin addiction to share their concerns and obtain immediate help as and when needed.
Often the first port of call for many, heroin support groups in the United Kingdom includes SMART Recovery and Narcotics Anonymous.
Supporting individuals as they address and recover from their heroin addiction, SMART Recovery hosts recovery meetings and support groups in various locations across the United Kingdom.
SMART meetings typically last for 90 minutes and can be attended weekly. Meetings help attendees build and maintain recovery motivation and ensure that urges and triggers can be managed.
Individuals that attend SMART meetings also have access to cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing. These therapies are among the most successful when considering heroin addiction treatment and aftercare.
To find a SMART Recovery support group, visit the SMART Recovery website here.
Narcotics Anonymous hosts in-person and online heroin support groups that last for 90 minutes. These particular meetings ensure that individuals struggling and recovering from several drug addictions can obtain additional help as they look to maintain their recovery.
To ensure that those in attendance can secure the support they need, heroin support groups provided by Narcotics Anonymous only cater to up to 30 people at any given time. As a result, locating and booking a place is recommended.
Face-to-face meetings can be found via the Narcotics Anonymous website here. Alternatively, online meetings can be attended at 11 am and 7.30 pm here.
Family and Friend Heroin Support Groups
While those struggling with heroin addictions will, of course, feel the most significant impact of their addiction, heroin addictions impair the lives of family members, friends and even employers.
Family and friend support groups have also been set up to ensure that those affected by someone else’s addiction can seek support, guidance, and reassurance.
Below, we have outlined a few heroin support groups available for those affected by heroin addictions.
Understanding the impact that heroin addictions can have on relationships, Adfam provides heroin support groups to family members and friends that find themselves struggling to cope with the ramifications of a loved one’s addiction.
Attending Adfam support groups enable many individuals to understand heroin addictions in greater detail. The support groups hosted also provide a space for those affected by addiction to navigate any feelings they may have encountered and ensure that they are free from harm.
Adfam heroin support groups are available to attend in-person and online. To locate a support group, visit the Adfam website here.
A charity set up to support families, DrugFAM hosts free of charge heroin support groups in the Southeast of England.
In addition to running heroin support groups, DrugFam offers one-to-one support via email, telephone, Zoom and private appointments.
To locate a heroin support group, visit the DrugFAM website here. To arrange one-to-one support, call 0300 888 3853.
Families Anonymous, or Famanon as the charity is otherwise known, is a meeting provider that ensures family members and friends of individuals with a heroin addiction can obtain any support they may need.
Face to face meetings last for 90 minutes and are held in towns and cities, including Bristol, Barnstaple, Birmingham, Exeter, Swansea, Edinburgh, and Hamilton.
Online meetings are also available for those who wish to attend a heroin support group but cannot or would prefer not to participate in person.
Find out more about the support Families Anonymous provide and locate a heroin support group here.
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Frequently Asked Questions
-  53% of heroin users secure professional treatment for addictions via private and NHS rehabs each year. - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/882953/Review_of_Drugs_Evidence_Pack.pdf
-  SMART Recovery - https://smartrecovery.org.uk
-  Narcotics Anonymous - https://ukna.org
-  Adfam - https://adfam.org.uk
-  DrugFAM - https://www.drugfam.co.uk
-  Families Anonymous - http://famanon.org.uk
-  heroin support group here. - http://famanon.org.uk/meetings/meetings-in-the-uk/
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